Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1796-1821

Object Number

IX.2368

Physical Description

Variations, losses, damage, etc: Similar in form to regulation trooper pattern, but with longitudinally faceted back-piece and pommel in one. Small ears to the back-piece inclined towards the pommel. Wooden grip spirally bound with cord and covered with leather.

Dimensions

BladeLength825mm
BladeWidth38mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade: (spine) faint traces 'OSBORN' (cursive script).

Associations

Notes

For this pattern generally and for other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for IX.245, under Notes.
Form of back-piece and lack of inspector's marks suggests that this might in fact be an Officer's example. (BC 22/11/1993). It might also be for the Yeomanry or Light Horse Volunteers: see entry for IX.2637, under Notes for general references and for other plain variants (PJL, 25/04/02).